Poetry: MC Hammer Rallies by Suzanne S. Rancourt

Photo by Mick Haupt

Heel strikes burst between flip flops’ unequal slaps
they are ADP mini explosions in humanity’s concourse
terminal air in a can. Radio squelch reverberates
amongst anxious passengers – fills in the gaps
around ear buds – heads bob

Airport audio systems transport me back to my first transistor radio
Mum bought from Sears & Roebuck for each of us kids
sporting faux leather cases that bright Bakelite red, turquoise
or flaming orange leaked out like the ear phone strung from a 3.5 jack
Man, we was cool and my orange transistor went everywhere – a phenomenon

Storms rally in Kentucky and grow pendulous with black clouds
Sundown Towns and delayed flights. Somewhere, a seal is broken
MC Hammer leaks out from under a nodding head: you can’t touch this

Sundress Best of the Net Nominee, Suzanne S. Rancourt is of Abenaki/Huron descent. Author of Billboard in the Clouds, Northwestern UP, received the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award, and murmurs at the gate, Unsolicited Press, released in 2019. Old Stones, New Roads, Main Street Rag Publishing, April 2021. She is a USMC and Army Veteran who holds degrees in psychology, writing and expressive arts therapy. Suzanne is widely published. Please visit her website for a complete publication list: http://www.expressive-arts.com

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